Category Host entity Country
Communications & Social Media Specialist Nat. Specialist UNDP Kazakhstan

Communications & Social Media Specialist

Communications & Social Media Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Nur-Sultan (KAZ)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
6 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the supervision of the Communications and Advocacy Officer, the national UN Volunteer – Communications & Social Media Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

Social media management and visualization:

  • Manage UNDP Kazakhstan social media - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: a) develop content strategy; b) plan content posting; c) perform regular engagement monitoring and analysis;
  • Develop and design the social media assets in various formats (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) for greater engagement of the social media audiences;
  • Undertake social media audit at the end of 2021;
  • Design infographics, presentations and other corporate material (leaflets, brochures, manuals) disseminated to the Government, partners, donors, public
  • Identify innovative ways and new communications tools to display / promote the work of UNDP Kazakhstan;
  • Support the communication team in developing digital content such as videos, photo exhibits, podcasts, etc. to promote key themes (climate change, inequalities, gender equality), major events and keyprogramme results.

Website management:

  • Regularly update UNDP Kazakhstan website content based on the corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT and communication team;
  • Contribute to the UNDP Kazakhstan website content development and design;
  • Build the research and publications section on the website as a repository of the knowledge materials produced by UNDP Kazakhstan.

Communication and advocacy materials/capacity building:

  • Identify innovative opportunities and new communications tools and platforms to display the key work of the UNDP Kazakhstan;
  • Assist the Communication team with any tasks related to communication and advocacy (producing stories, press releases, speeches, etc.)

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of degree: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Social Sciences, or similar

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

2 years of professional experience relevant to communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, at either the national or international level

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kazakh(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Advanced user level in social media management and monitoring tools and instruments, hashtag monitoring for campaigns, influence management, etc (e.g. Hootsuit,Tweetdeck, etc);
  • Portfolio of implemented social media campaigns, including with the participation of social media influencers; website optimization for search engines;
  • Experience with development and implementation of communication strategies;
  • Proficiency in using the following applications:
    • Microsoft Office Suite, email/Internet, Teams, Zoom
    • Canva, Piktochart, Adobe Photoshop, Prezi, Adobe Illustrator, etc.
  • Strong copywriting, editing skills
  • Creative skills & nature


  • Skilled in web and graphic design
  • Video editing and design

Language skills: Fluent in English, Kazakh and Russian.

Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Kazakhistan and legal residents in Kazakhistan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 26-09-2021